04/03/2012 - 07:07

Since 1996 the European Union requests from their member states a continuous monitoring of air pollution. This requirement was tightened in 2008 with an EU directive to monitor not only nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides but also airborne heavy metals like cadmium, lead and nickel. This is hard to achieve with existing technologies as they are either imprecise or very expensive.

03/19/2012 - 08:25

New research from Karolinska Institutet in suggests that there is a link between dietary cadmium and breast cancer. The results, which are presented online in Cancer Research, are based on data from over 55,000 women.

02/10/2012 - 19:04

Higher blood levels of cadmium in females, and higher blood levels of lead in males, delayed pregnancy in couples trying to become pregnant, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other academic research institutions.

12/18/2011 - 23:21
Engineers at Brown University have developed a system that cleanly and efficiently removes trace heavy metals from water. In experiments, the researchers showed the system reduced cadmium, copper, and nickel concentrations, returning contaminated water to near or below federally acceptable standards. The technique is scalable and has viable commercial applications, especially in the environmental remediation and metal recovery fields. Results appear in the Chemical Engineering Journal.
07/19/2011 - 08:55

Quantum dots made from cadmium and selenium degrade in soil, unleashing toxic cadmium and selenium ions into their surroundings, a University at Buffalo study has found.